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Benefits Of An Uninterrupted First Hour After Birth - Supriya Narang Gupta

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Breastfeeding in a carrier - the why, how and all in between - Uma Bhalerao

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I am a breastfeeding, babywearing mom and I have recently realised the true benefits of nursing in a carrier, after the arrival of my second child. On a daily basis, I wish atleast a dozen times that I had an extra pair of hands to help me cope with life and be around for both my children. While individually, breastfeeding and babywearing have both helped me tremendously in taking care of and controlling tears and frustrations in my tiny humans, their combined goodness takes things a notch higher in making sure I am a happier and calmer mother to my kids.

Breastfeeding in a carrier has many benefits, both for the baby and the mother. As we all know, skin to skin is highly recommended for a newborn, to help them adjust to the temperatures outside the womb as well as help mothers produce more prolactinthe hormone necess, to produce milk.Wearing or holding your baby close to your chest helps release hormones that in turn help in increasing milk production and also helps to stabilise the m…

Inspiring Breastfeeding Mamma - Rivka Maria Shahani

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This image is from this evening soon after I came back from work and was nursing Ian - my 2 year, 7month old for his nap. Yes, I nurse my almost 3 year old and we will continue to breastfeed as long as he needs and wants it. It has been the easiest and most natural choice for me. He has been exclusively breastfed from birth. I'm most grateful for "extended breastfeeding" on the worst days and longest nights. The days he is unwell and doesn't want to eat or drink anything and breast milk keeps him hydrated, the days he has hurt himself physically and is sobbing and a few seconds of nursing has him sighing in relief and the many days that he's just having a difficult time being a small person and needs his mama and his dear 'dudu', it is his safe space. I'm sharing our story so that more families can be aware and feel confident to make an informed decision for a happy breastfeeding journey.  Parents to be and new parents, there is a huge network in Breastf…

Beyond Infant Breastfeeding...

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